Holy God, Holy Mission

This post is going to be a long one! But the subject is very important and I tried to do  fairly detailed research from some classic biblical theologians, such as Eichrodt, Von Rad, Mulienburg, and some more contemporary ones like Christopher Wright. The nature of mission is determined by the nature of the God of […]

Genesis 12 and God’s Global Mission

Genesis chapter 12 becomes a very significant chapter both in Genesis and in connection with all the writings that follow. Chapters 1-11 show the extent to which man rebelled and we are left with a sense that all is lost. Man, though properly judged and punished, seems bent on continuing in sin whether united or […]

Establishing the Foundations (Old Testament and Missions)

The early chapters Genesis established certain truths that are reflected and amplified throughout Scriptural revelation. They become not only important starting points but also controlling themes that shape our understanding both of God and his mission. Therefore to ignore these early chapters of Genesis is to miss the point. Ken Gnanakan writes: “No theology of […]

With gentleness and respect

I like to try to explain why I believe in God and Jesus Christ. It not only affirms what I feel to be true but allows me to reaffirm it in my heart. but, I also hope that I can help those who are searching for truth to find it. I hear the rhetoric of […]

Continued Renewal under Hostile Conditions

I picked up a recent copy of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research.  I like to read through the whole issue to keep informed about missions, so I read an article that I thought I would not relate to me or to anything that I do. I was wrong! The article was about East Syrian […]